Pair were on fire as they fled plane wreckage
Travis Barker and Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein managed to escape the burning Learjet wreckage last weekend by sliding down a wing on the right side of the plane, it has been revealed.
According to police officer Josh Shumpert of the South Congaree Police Department, the pair told him they were on fire as they jumped from the doomed jet and that they had to tackle one another to extinguish the flames that left them both with second and third-degree burns.
Shumpert, who was the second person to arrive at the scene of the crash, said that Barker and Goldstein said they “slid down the wing on the right side of the plane. They said they were on fire, and that they tackled each other and put each other out.”
Shumpert tells people.com that the pair were pacing on the side of the road and were in shock, particularly Barker.
He also said they were both wearing shorts, and that Barker was wearing a hat.
Barker and Goldstein were taken to Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors’ Hospital in Augusta, GA and were treated for their burns. The pair did not suffer from any other injuries and doctors expect them to make a full recovery.
The four others travelling on the plane perished in the accident. They were pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31 and co-pilot James Bland, 52, Barker’s assistant Chris Baker, 29 and security guard Charles Still, 25.
–By our New York staff.